Gnomic Poets
Gnomic Gnom"ic, Gnomical Gnom"ic*al, a. [Gr. ?, fr. ?: cf. F. gnomique. See {Gnome} maxim.] Sententious; uttering or containing maxims, or striking detached thoughts; aphoristic. [1913 Webster]

A city long famous as the seat of elegiac and gnomic poetry. --G. R. Lewes. [1913 Webster]

{Gnomic Poets}, Greek poets, as Theognis and Solon, of the sixth century B. C., whose writings consist of short sententious precepts and reflections. [1913 Webster]


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  • Gnomic — Gnom ic, Gnomical Gnom ic*al, a. [Gr. ?, fr. ?: cf. F. gnomique. See {Gnome} maxim.] Sententious; uttering or containing maxims, or striking detached thoughts; aphoristic. [1913 Webster] A city long famous as the seat of elegiac and gnomic poetry …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gnomic poetry — For the map projection see Gnomonic projection; for the game, see Nomic. Gnomic poetry consists of maxims put into verse to aid the memory. They were known by the Greeks as gnomes, from the Greek word for an opinion . A gnome was defined by the… …   Wikipedia

  • gnomic verse —    The term gnomic (meaning “sententious” or “aphoristic”) was originally applied to ancient Greek poets like Solon and Theognis, who wrote short moralistic poems in the sixth century B.C.E. By extension, it has been applied to similar kinds of… …   Encyclopedia of medieval literature

  • gnomic poetry —       aphoristic verse containing short, memorable statements of traditional wisdom and morality. The Greek word gnomē means “moral aphorism” or “proverb.” Its form may be either imperative, as in the famous command “know thyself,” or indicative …   Universalium

  • gnomic — gnomic1 /noh mik, nom ik/, adj. of, pertaining to, or resembling a gnome. [1805 15; GNOME1 + IC] gnomic2 gnomically, adv. /noh mik, nom ik/, adj. 1. like or containing gnomes or aphorisms. 2. of, pertaining to, or noting a writer of aphorisms,… …   Universalium

  • gnomic — I gno•mic [[t]ˈnoʊ mɪk, ˈnɒm ɪk[/t]] adj. of, pertaining to, or resembling a gnome • Etymology: 1805–15 II gno•mic [[t]ˈnoʊ mɪk, ˈnɒm ɪk[/t]] also gno′mi•cal adj. 1) like or containing gnomes or aphorisms 2) lit. pertaining to or noting a writer… …   From formal English to slang

  • gnomic — /ˈnoʊmɪk / (say nohmik), /ˈnɒm / (say nom ) adjective 1. like or containing gnomes or aphorisms. 2. of, relating to, or denoting a writer of aphorisms, especially certain Greek poets. Also, gnomical. {Greek gnōmikos} –gnomically, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • List of Welsh language poets (6th century to c.1600) — See also Welsh language poetry has, until quite recently, been regulated by specific verse forms (Canu Caeth), with the encouragement of the eisteddfod movement. The following list is as inclusive as possible for the years prior to 1600. It… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Ancient Greek poets — This Assortment of Ancient Greek poets covers poets writing in the Ancient Greek language, regardless of location or nationality of the poet. For a list of modern day Greek poets, see List of Greek poets. Contents: Top · 0–9 A B C D E F G H… …   Wikipedia

  • Gnomical — Gnomic Gnom ic, Gnomical Gnom ic*al, a. [Gr. ?, fr. ?: cf. F. gnomique. See {Gnome} maxim.] Sententious; uttering or containing maxims, or striking detached thoughts; aphoristic. [1913 Webster] A city long famous as the seat of elegiac and gnomic …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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